DreadBall Xtreme

A project in Halethorpe, MD by Mantic Games

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More violence, intimidating sponsors and all-new teams, Xtreme is a whole new way of playing Dreadball - The Futuristic Sports Game!
Backers: 2481
Average Pledge Per Backer: $232

Funded: $575,605 of $100,000
Dates: Feb 21st -> Mar 16th (24 days)
Project By: Mantic Games
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DreadBall Xtreme Kickstarter Ends With A Backslide

March 17th - via: pinsofwar.com
Mantic Games 6th Kickstarter, and the second for DreadBall, ended tonight with a take of US$575,755,-. Well over half a Million dollars. That, clearly, isn’t bad (and still one of the top 100 Kickstarters of all times). Given the over US$ 250,000,- launch day, it was still perhaps below expectations / predictions, and less than the first DreadBall Kickstarter. Curiously enough, the total amount pledged for DreadBall Xtreme did a fair bid of backwards sliding in the final hour. (Read More)

30 Minutes to go...

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Well we are in the closing minutes of another fantastic and incredible Kickstarter – thank you everyone for backing and supporting us and helping create such an amazing range. As we've passed the $580,000 - we're going to honour that and keep that... (Read More)

The final whistle is beckoning!

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Boom! That’s the Kovossian Mutants and the Mechanites all upgraded with new components and prones! That’s 4 prone markers added to Rampage and 8 prone markers in Frenzy! Next up: $590,000 – Phantasm, Ada-Lorena MVPIt would be easy to assume... (Read More)

Fear his Wrath!

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
And that’s Grax, our Furon MVP locked in! Grax is included in Frenzy at no extra cost, and is now available to add-on to your pledge for $5! Up next, we’re hunting down the extra poses and prones for the Mechanites and the Kovossian Mutants!... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! Season 6 Locked in!

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Brilliant stuff, we’re rocking along at the moment and we’ve now unlocked the Season 6 DreadBall Rulebook! A digital PDF is now included in all of the different pledges levels. We’ll include the soft cover rulebook in pledges of Frenzy – of... (Read More)

Death Arena unlocked!

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
As promised – we’re back! We’ve broken through the Furon Arena stretch goal, locking in the feral Free Agent challenge pledges of Rage and up, whilst also unlocking 4 bonus Free Agents! As we said this morning, we just want to have some fun... (Read More)

We're into the last 12 hours!

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you so much for supporting the DreadBall Xtreme Kickstarter. Over the last 23 and ½ days we’ve funded 12 teams, creating a whole host of cool characters and awesome miniatures, and you’ve impacted on the wider world and universe by... (Read More)

You face certain death in the Furon Arenas

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Sublime – Eclipse is locked in! The Eclipse Sponsor is now included free in pledges of Frenzy and up, and is now available to add-on for $5! Her sponsor rules – that allow you to play with teams of All-stars MVPs – have also been added to the... (Read More)

Penny Arcade Special: Some people play DreadBall, I erode the human soul!

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Mantic will be travelling the globe again this year, with Adepticon, Gen Con and Salute being three of the biggest events we go to. For the first time though, we’re going to PAX East on the 11-13th April. On the original DreadBall Kickstarter, we... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! New Stretch: $550,000 - Eclipse

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
And there we go – Kryphos, the Koris MVP is unlocked! He is now included free in pledges of Rampage and up! Let’s kickstart the day by having some fun shall we? UNLOCKED! Tsudochan Team!The Wanderers are a monastic order of travellers who roam... (Read More)

Dreadball Xtreme Kickstarter, Plus Tycho

March 15th - via: penny-arcade.com
Keek and I used to play Dreadball “after class” at the told office, until a friend of mine wanted to run a league and I gave him all my stuff from the first Kickstarter. After I backed it, they asked if they could do a Gabe sculpt and throw him into the campaign as an MVP “hireling” for use in your teams. It was an easy call, and I liked coming up with a fiction for him that felt appropriate for Gabe, the game, and also fact that it was a Kickstarter. (Read More)

We're moving into extra time!

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
The DreadBall Xtreme Kickstarter is preparing itself for one last weekend of massive uncontrollable frenzy action - before heading off into the sunset forever. And it would not be a Mantic Kickstarter if we didn’t plan to make it the most extreme... (Read More)

BOOM! Season 6 teams are here!

March 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Stunning work guys - we’ve unlocked our first two Season 6 teams – the troublesome Koris and the tricksy Hobgoblins. Oh, and the Hulk! Rampage gets 1 bonus Season 6 of choice – you can choose either the Hobgoblins or the Koris - and both teams... (Read More)

Medibot locked in!

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Fantastic – you’ve broken through our bonus stretch unlocking the Xtreme Medibot! We’ll throw one into Frenzy at no extra cost and make him available to add on to your pledge for $5! Next up: $525,000 - Season 6 Koris + Hobgoblin Teams!If we... (Read More)

Add-on Wednesday (2) is here!

March 11th - via: kickstarter.com
So it seems the Frenzy Frenzy is back on as we’ve got just 35 of our Limited Edition 2 Frenzy packages left! Remember that when we go through our $525,000 stretch goal, we are adding two maxed teams of Koris and Hobgoblins (and a Hulk or two…)... (Read More)

Rampage Rush + Frenzy Frenzy!

March 11th - via: kickstarter.com
We’ve had a few requests from potential backers enquiring about Frenzy. We actually sold out of Frenzy a good 10 hours before the midnight deadline, and it’s fair to say that a few people were disappointed… So in true Mantic fashion we’re... (Read More)

Into the last 7 days!!

March 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We’re ¾ of the way to our next stretch goal, so it’s time to get things moving in our race to the finishing line - here we go! Upgraded! Ronnie has a collection of art prints in his office signed by all of the staff that were present at Mantic... (Read More)

DreadBall Season 5 is here!!

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Everyone’s favourite Elastopod Avenger was put up late last night and boom, you’ve swiped Schnorkel aside, locking him FREE into pledges of Rampages and up! So, today’s the big one - the last chance to get a Limited Edition 1 Frenzy pledge.... (Read More)

Final Frenzy!!

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
We are into the final 24 hours of Frenzy! It’s been a crazy week but all good things must come to an end. At midnight (GMT) Sunday 9th March, the Limited 1 Frenzy pledge is closing and you’ll no longer be able to get it. Frenzy currently contains... (Read More)

A Shark's Tale

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
We have unlocked the Sann-gar Giant - fantastic! Yesterday we also unlocked the Iron Ancestor Giant - and both of them are included free in the Xtreme Xpansion! We’ve barely scratched the surface of this set – and we realised that in our... (Read More)

There’s always a bigger fish!

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! We're so close to sweeping not 1 but 2 stretch goals aside – you guys are ruthless… … and we like that! That’s now Irsala, the Sepharin MVP, and soon-to-be Galdo, the Kraaw MVP, locked in and included free in pledges of Rampage and up!!... (Read More)


March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
It’s Day 4 of the Frenzy Frenzy and as we approach the penultimate weekend, it’s always a good time to reflect. In the last 7 days we’ve added a free 8 Player team of Mechanites, a free 8 player team of Plague Mutants and a free Season 5 team... (Read More)


March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Wahey! Overnight we smashed through the 2,000 backer milestone. Thank you so much to everyone who has backed the Xtreme project! Breaking 2,000 backers means that we have unlocked multiplayer rules for the game! These are being added to the Xtreme... (Read More)

Fish Frenzy!

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Day 3 of our 4 day Frenzy has begun! (I know we said the 3 days of Frenzy, but surely 4 is cooler, right?) We’re still getting into a Frenzy over Frenzy and we’re all set to unlock the fourth – and final – Season 5 team. Bring on the Sphyr!... (Read More)

Stretch goals Unbrokked! New team and MVP locked in!

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
And there we have it - that's two stretch goals busted in 12 hours. Thank you so much! UNLOCKED! BrokkrsYep, the Brokkrs are our third Season 5 team - and are now locked in! Frenzy gets a maxed team of 16 Brokkrs, and backers of Rage, Rampage and... (Read More)

Add-on Wednesday is here!

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday we made the Crystallans team available - and we gave a maxed team of 16 to everyone in at Frenzy. We also locked in Lyra the Fixer and the Xtreme etched Dice! But yesterday we promised a Frenzy - and we haven't even got started yet! Keep... (Read More)

The players are coming out for the second half...

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
...and it is time to go on a Frenzy! Dreadball is all about teams - and we want to get lots of interesting ones for you to pick from during this campaign! Traditionally we use stretch goals to do this - but sometimes we like to make up our own rules... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed: Brute Force! Next Up: Lyra the Fixer!

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Great start to the week – we’ve locked in Brute Force, throwing her free into pledges of Rampage and up. Thank you for making this a reality. Up next, we’re looking at Lyra the Fixer: $380,000 – Lyra the Fixer, Thief MVP If you’ve messed up... (Read More)

Let's Talk Material!

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We are over a third of the way there to locking in Brute Force – dare we imagine a third stretch goal broken in three days? Today we’re going to talk plastics – well, Ronnie and James are going to talk plastics: As you know, we’re using a... (Read More)

Beware: Indiegogo Crowdfunding Scam

March 2nd - via: pinsofwar.com
An Indiegogo Campaign tries to scam money with the DreadBall Xtreme and Pulp City Brand (Read More)

Pitch, Traps and Brute Force!

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We're on the verge of breaking two stretch goals in less than 24 hours – excellent stuff! This latest one is a doozy as well – we're just $600 from unlocking the DreadBall Season 4 Rulebook! DreadBall gets a whole lot bigger with Season 4... (Read More)

More, more, more!

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Get in! That's the Mechanite team locked in - and if you keep reading, some interesting developments... It is exactly 1 week after the launch and it’s safe to say that Objective A was achieved in record time. We reached our funding goal of $100,000... (Read More)

DreadBall Season 4 is here!!

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
“Eliza Casi here, reporting live from the Sportak Direct SlamBall Arena for SBNSC, sponsored by StimShake supplements, for the stimulation you need to get out of bed in the morning!” “Reports are coming in that Huge Stein is in attendance... (Read More)

DreadBall Xtreme Beta Rules now available to download!

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
So, Kovossians, Kalyshi and kick-ass characters are all rather exciting, but what do they do in the game? What is it that makes Xtreme different to regular DreadBall? It’s time to find out – read on to find out how to pick up your free Beta... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! Doin' the Robot!

February 25th - via: kickstarter.com
That’s the Short Story Compilation locked in and included free digitally in all pledges from Disorder and up! We’ll really excited by the prospect of hiring an editor and some authors and delving far deeper into the Xtreme underground than the... (Read More)

5 Ways Xtreme is more violent than DreadBall!

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
DreadBall is a violent, brutal sport, made all the more worse when it’s taken underground. Intimidation is a key tactic employed by sponsors and blackmail is seen as the norm - rarely do the criminal scum that play the game have nothing to hide. In... (Read More)

Team Progression: ICE CREAM ICE CREAM!

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Every Monday we're going to post a round up of all of the latest Xtreme progress in a series called Team Progression. This’ll include the newest sculpts, the latest art and any important information or FAQ. So, first things first then… NEW!... (Read More)

It's Time for a New Team!

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
And that’s “Dead Man” Davitz locked in and included free in pledges of Rage ($100) and up! Amazing, that’s already four MVPs fully locked in, in addition to a pile of other great stuff including the coloured bases, acrylic counters and the... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! NEXT: Dead Man Davitz PLUS Kovossian Mutants

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Well that didn’t take long! That’s five Free Agents locked in and included in pledges of Rage ($100) and up! I have a feeling those Robots are quite popular ;) Next up we have “Dead Man” Davitz, MVP for the Kovossian Mutants Plague Team.... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! New Stretches: Free Agents and Dead Man Davitz!

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
And that’s Acrylic Counters locked in! You can now add them onto your pledge for an extra $15, or if you’re a Frenzy backer you get a set with Kickstarter Exclusive Frenzy icons on included free! Next up, let’s get you some more free... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! New: Frenzy Video and Kalyshi Background!

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
We’ve just broken through another stretch goal, funding the tooling and sculpts for the new poses. These upgrade the Asterian and Convict team with new and characterful figures, increasing the amount of choice and variety in a team. It’s a good... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed: NEW! Bonus Poses and Acrylic Counters!

February 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Superb stuff – that’s the lunatic Asylum locked into pledges of Rage ($100) and up. Fantastic stuff! Asylum is one of my favorites and totally encapsulates the dark side of DreadBall Xtreme. Right then, on we march – we’ve another team around... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! Next up: Asylum, MVP!

February 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow!! 24 hours have now passed since the launch of the Xtreme Kickstarter, raising over $268,000 and breaking through a bunch of stretch goals. It’s been a wild ride already, and we’ve still 22 days of this to go! To give you an idea of where... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed: NEW! Enhanced digital rules + Asylum MVP

February 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! $250,000 in less than 24 hours. Amazing! That’s now a free team of your choice at Rage ($100) and Rampage ($150 and Early Bird+) of your choice, of which the selection can be Plague Mutants team. A free 16-player Plague team has now been... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! MEGA Stretch: Plague Mutants Team!

February 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Wow!! This is the best first day we've ever had on a Kickstarter campaign - they never cease to amaze us and we're going to have so many goodies funded, we can't wait to get this package into your hands. A DreadBall Kickstarter campaign without new... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! New Stretch: Prones + Kailasa!

February 21st - via: kickstarter.com
That’s the Chovar locked in – a great new Giant that is included free in Rampage ($150) and up! Giants are great fun, big players that can smash things out of the way. Given he’s a bit Psychic (or is that Psycho?) we can expect some truly crazy... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! New Stretch: Chovar Giant!

February 21st - via: kickstarter.com
That’s colored bases in – not only that, but we’ve only gone and got big “Brickbat” himself! $200,000 is a bit of a milestone, so who better to celebrate with than a horny Chovar? It’s the first of our Giant players ladies and gentlemen!... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! New Stretches: Colored Bases upgrade and BONUS Convict MVP!

February 21st - via: kickstarter.com
We’ve now funded the four new Free Agents and included them in the Boxed Game. Let’s get you some more stuff. $160,000 – UPGRADE! Colored Hex Bases With the ability to mix teams, you need to be able to track whose figures are whose – and the... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! New Stretch Goal: BONUS Free Agents!

February 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Stretch Goal smashed! That’s a whole heap of bonus figures thrown in free. Let’s keep going shall we? How about some Free Agents! A set of Alien and Robot Free Agents are already included in the Xtreme base game that you can mix in to your team... (Read More)

Thank you! New Stretch Goal: Bonus Figures!

February 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, the DreadBall Xtreme Kickstarter is go, funding out in just 39 mins. Thank you so much – we’ve now funded the Boxed Game, the Player Manual, the 4 New Sponsors, the customizable pitch AND Ardia Shi’lek, exclusive Sponsor. That’s a lot of... (Read More)

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